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Old 09-04-2008, 11:37 PM   #1
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Arrow Window Regulator Replacement Guide

Hello! First off, I want to thank everyone for giving me the confidence to perform this task. I had initially thought the window regulator would be too hard to replace. After reading several posts, most stated that it was very easy to do. I decided to follow the various descriptions and instruction to successfully install the new regulator. Several posts had requested pictures and a guide for the job. I decided to document the process and make a PDF for it. Hopefully others will find this guide useful and give them the confidence to save some money and gain a greater appreciation for the inner workings of their car. Any feedback and comments are welcome. Thanks again!

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Old 09-05-2008, 01:40 AM   #2
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Thanks danovotny! I'lll give it another try. I've been driving around with a custom cut piece of wood stuck in the door to keep the window up.
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Old 09-05-2008, 01:45 AM   #3
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hey danovotny.......I guess you had trouble with your windows then since you're a sedan.... tell me, did they even work and all that? like, did the motor work? I've got that problem where both rear windows don't open and all that; tried to replace the motor, but there's not enough power going to it, if any. I'll look at the how-to of course
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:02 AM   #4
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nice write up! will be doing this to my wagon in the near future. Any tips for doing the front regulators?
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:38 AM   #5
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nice write up! will be doing this to my wagon in the near future. Any tips for doing the front regulators?
front regulators should be the same, except I think there's one less torx screw in the panel, and of course it's all backwards......the rest should be the same :)
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:21 AM   #6
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did they even work and all that? like, did the motor work?
In my case, the motor was still functional, but the cable had come disconnected from the clip. When I would press the button to roll the window up and down, I would hear the motor turn over, but since the cable was broken, the white clip and the window would not move at all.

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Any tips for doing the front regulators?
I can't speak from experience, as I have only done the back ones. I would make the same assumption that mikebontoft did, that they shouldbe the same.
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ah yeah see.....when I try, I get nothing... thankfully to a school funded alldata pro subscription, I can figure out what it is :)
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So, I had my replacement job fail me today. When I tried to roll down the window, the track went down, but the window didn't follow. I had made certain that the window was tightly fitted into the white clip. Did I miss something like a clip or bolt that attached the window to the clip? There was no pin joining the regulator clip and window as I have heard described in other posts?
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So, I had my replacement job fail me today. When I tried to roll down the window, the track went down, but the window didn't follow. I had made certain that the window was tightly fitted into the white clip. Did I miss something like a clip or bolt that attached the window to the clip? There was no pin joining the regulator clip and window as I have heard described in other posts?
yeah Haynes manual says there's a pin of some sort, so you might want to investigate that and probably get a replacement
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yeah Haynes manual says there's a pin of some sort, so you might want to investigate that and probably get a replacement
The pin is actually this white cylinder with a little cut in it, with a smaller cylinder inside of it.

It probably fell in the door somewhere. The hard part is getting that white clip in. What i did was put the larger one in first to hold the window, and put the smaller one in.
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